9. Swinley Forest

Ascot, Berkshire

Swinley Forest

You can play at Swinley as a visitor, but only if they want you to. Generally, a key deciding factor is whether or not you have been before. They’d much prefer it if they already knew you. So it can be a bit catch 22. Swinley Forest, which the greatest architect of all, Harry Colt, modestly described as “the least bad course” he ever designed, didn’t have a scorecard for many years. To this day, they certainly don’t have a website and they may or may not have a phone.